Annual Colloquium of the American Politics Group of the UK

2nd December 2016, The British Library Conference Centre

The American Politics Group is the major UK organisation for researchers and teachers of US politics.  Registration is now open for this year’s annual colloquium, and bookings can be made via Eventbrite.  The APG colloquium is also followed by a special evening event marking the 25th anniversary of the Eccles Centre which colloquium attendees are welcome to attend.

Details of the day’s programme can be found below:

10.30 – Registration
11.00 – Ambassadors Round Table.  Former UK Ambassadors to the USA Sir Christopher Meyer (1997-2003) and Sir Antony Acland (1986-91). Chair: tbc
11.50 – ‘The 2016 Election Outcome’, Professor Gary Gerstle (Mellon Professor of American History, Sidney  Sussex College, Cambridge)
12.45 – Presentation of Richard Neustadt Prize by Professor the Baroness Williams of Crosby to Professor Emeritus Donald Ratcliffe (Durham), author of The One-Party Presidential Contest: Adams, Jackson and 1824’s Five-Horse Race
13.00 – Lunch
13.45 – ‘Race and Policing in Historical Perspective’, Professor Dan Kryder Eccles British Library Fulbright Scholar and Head of Government at Brandeis University
14.35  – ‘US Foreign Policy and the next Administraiton’, Dr Luca Trenta (Swansea University)
15.30 – Coffee Break
16.00 – ‘Congress to Campus Round Table’, The Honorable Martin Frost (D-TX) and The Honorable Phil Gingrey (R-GA). Chair Dr Alex Waddan
17.00 – Close/Break
Special Evening event to mark the 25th anniversary of the Eccles Centre:
19.00 – ‘How Low Can You Go? : a critical assessment of the state of American politics’ with BBC US election presenter Philippa Thomas with guests The Honorable Martin Frost (D-TX) and The Honorable Phil Gingrey (R-GA)
Philippa was in Washington during the elections to co-present the live results programme on Radio Four, Five Live and the BBC World Service. This was her fifth presidential election as a BBC commentator. Day-to-day, Philippa presents on BBC World News TV. She was a BBC Washington correspondent during the Clinton and Obama administrations, and a former Nieman Fellow for Journalism at Harvard University.
20.00 – Reception
21.00 – Close



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